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I came across the "Navitime" advertisement featuring a racecar driver at the Tokyo train station. With my iPhone in hand, I waited for pedestrians to appear. And among the half-dozen photos that I shot of individuals passing by, I thought this was the most engaging. The race car driver appears to be pointing with an impish grin at the young woman's hairdo.

Doing a google search, I found out that the model for the driver is not Sonny of "Sonny and Cher" fame from the 1960s a 70s, he simply bears an uncanny resemblance to Sonny. The model is actually an Irish actor named Ian Moore.

Navitime is an app for smartphones that help travelers navigate their way in one of the most complex train systems in the world.

It was a pleasure meeting in person my long-time trekearth friend, Takero Kawabata (bukitgolfb301). I want to dedicate this photo to a talented photographer who has shared with us so many spectacular photos from Japan.

Finally, I just created a new group theme, Compelling Backdrops, and will include this photo. Please, feel free to submit photos of your own in this genre.

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